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Shauna Springer, Ph.D.

Shauna Springer, Ph.D., earned her undergraduate degree in English literature from Harvard University and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Florida. She is currently a staff psychologist in the Veterans Health Care System of Northern California, where she runs a couples clinic to help veterans reconnect with their spouses following combat deployments. She has particular expertise in marital counseling, stressor effects on marriage, trauma recovery, and women's issues. She has also worked in a successful private practice, three university counseling centers, and a clinic specialized in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders.

She has co-authored several publications in professional journals and books. Her research has been presented at multiple conferences and she was awarded the McLaughlin Dissertation Research Award for her meta-analysis of stressor effects on marriage in an aggregated sample of over 164,000 married individuals. In 2008, she organized and coordinated The Lifestyle Poll Project, a study of over 1,200 well-educated women. In February 2012, she published her first book, Marriage, for Equals: The Successful Joint (Ad)Ventures of Well-Educated Couples (

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The Joint (Ad)Ventures of Well-Educated Couples

This blog is a thinking person’s reflections on life, love, and happiness. The author, Dr. Shauna Springer, is a licensed psychologist, relationship and lifestyle researcher, and author of the book Marriage, for Equals: The Successful Joint (Ad)Ventures of Well-Educated Couples ( Drawing from clinical examples, literary and media sources, and relevant research, the blog offers a clear and insightful analysis of what it really takes to create and sustain an exceptional and lasting marriage and a satisfying and successful life.

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